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Author: Catherine Aird Narrator: Ric Jerrom Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Chronicles Of Calleshire Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781482980356
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Detectives Sloan and Crosby find themselves assigned two rather puzzling cases. First, there’s the young woman’s body which has been discovered in the River Alm. And then there’s the mysterious break-in at the Berebury Nursing Home. To be precise, it’s Josephine Short’s room at the nursing home that’s been entered, although nothing seems to be missing. What could the intruder have been after? It becomes apparent to Sloan and Crosby that the two cases are connected—but who can the killer be?

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  • “Narrator Ric Jerrom keeps the story on pace with its diverse characters, giving Sloan and Crosby the greatest distinction. Crosby is hilarious, though not always by intention, and Sloane is a perfect counterpoint. Several subplots add interest to the story. A great slice of contemporary village life.”

    AudioFile

  • “The investigatory process seems realistic, and the characters are well developed. A solid British procedural.”

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  • “The latest in Aird’s long string of slyly humorous mysteries featuring Sloan and Crosby is a classic English police procedural sure to delight her many fans.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DuffyMcDuff | 11/10/2013

    " I really enjoy the 'golden age' feel of Catherine Aird's novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cece | 7/2/2013

    " Sloan, Crosby and Leeyes are old friends, and it was lovely to meet them again after a break in the publishing schedule. 3 stars because I figured several things out early on. But it was still good fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renie | 5/10/2013

    " good story - but I did figure out the end about half way through the book. It is a fast read and has some good twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/9/2013

    " A nice light read. A traditional British police procedural mystery. Easy to solve. Perhaps a bit too fluffy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carole-Ann | 2/26/2013

    " A nice traditional mystery written in a very comfortable way (as usual) by Ms Aird. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherry | 12/3/2012

    " Picked this up on a whim at the library. Didn't care for it at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clare | 11/23/2012

    " Easy read crime novel, great for a lazy Sunday! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 9/21/2012

    " The latest from Catherine Aird. I didn't like this as much as some of the others but it was still enjoyable. A well-written "cozy" with humorous characters and a good plot. I have thought since I started reading these that they would make a great PBS Mystery series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 9/18/2012

    " Love her, but I am so good at figuring out mysteries, and I got this one quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna | 8/28/2012

    " I need to read more Catherine Aird. Lovely cozy reads :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 7/15/2012

    " Catherine Aird's story is engaging as DCI Sloan methodically investigates the murder of a young girl and tries to determine how it is related to the death of an old woman. His sidekick Crosby, however, is not a very entertaining or likeable person, so that distracts from the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 4/4/2012

    " Predictable from the get-go. But still interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 11/22/2011

    " It's a good, solid plot, but there are a couple of places where the writing wanders a little. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 8/31/2011

    " Nicely done British mystery. Disparate elements thrown together and not brought into harmony until the very last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 7/8/2011

    " I really enjoyed the feel of this book. There is a certain simplicity to life, where people behave properly even if they are killing each other "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 6/14/2011

    " Nicely done British mystery. Disparate elements thrown together and not brought into harmony until the very last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 6/3/2011

    " The latest from Catherine Aird. I didn't like this as much as some of the others but it was still enjoyable. A well-written "cozy" with humorous characters and a good plot. I have thought since I started reading these that they would make a great PBS Mystery series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renie | 5/14/2011

    " good story - but I did figure out the end about half way through the book. It is a fast read and has some good twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 12/21/2010

    " It's a good, solid plot, but there are a couple of places where the writing wanders a little. "

About the Author

Author Catherine Aird

Catherine Aird is the author of more than twenty crime fiction novels and several collections of short stories, most of which feature Detective Chief Inspector C. D. Sloan. She holds an honorary MA from the University of Kent and was made an MBE.

About the Narrator

Ric Jerrom is an actor, writer, and—occasionally—director. He has also narrated audiobooks in genres from classics to romantic fiction to mystery and suspense, winning three AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. He has written plays, film scripts, short stories, poetry, and journalism. He has performed in many radio plays, sundry theaters, and internationally for the Natural Theatre Company of Bath.